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Children's Dental Services

Teledentistry and Portable Dental Care Improving Access in Rural Minnesota

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DTA Foundation

“Children's Dental Services (CDS) will expand dental services via an innovative teledentistry and portable care program that may be replicated by other states. Care will be expanded to under-served communities in Northern and Southwest Minnesota, including Aitkin, Redwood, and Pipestone Counties, which represent rural and difficult to reach residents. Under telehealth legislation, CDS will purchase equipment necessary to enable examinations, treatment plans, and follow up care to be provided in an exceptionally cost-effective manner to this community. Under this program, CDS will serve at least 500 children and pregnant women in these regions, over 50 percent of whom will be recent immigrants.”